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Here you go: https://www.amazon.com/Patriot/dp/B017APUY62
Free to stream on Amazon Prime. Amazing cast. The characters are great. It's a super dark political(?) comedy of errors about a CIA agent trying to stop Iran from going Nuclear. It's nonlinear, somewhat disturbing, very weird (but not in a Lynchian way....more grounded in reality).
I'm about 6 episodes in and it has become my new favorite show. Definitely a show you need to pay attention to, and you are going to be left in the dark about a lot of things (which I know some people hate).
Patriot on Amazon is a great underrated comedy/satire
There are probably better ways to pass your time than spamming us. Here's one - you should check out 'Patriot' on Amazon. Have you seen it? It is a really, really well made television show that takes a whole bunch of memetic ideas about spies and totally subverts them in a really emotionally raw, hilarious, sad way. I think you'll enjoy watching it and talking about it a lot more than serving the agendas of a hate group on Reddit.
The first episode is free to stream: https://www.amazon.com/Patriot/dp/B017APUY62/?ref=dvm_us_dl_sl_go_ast|c_182289441520_m_D4LNjsi0-dc_s_&gclid=CM-2utK349ICFZFcfgodtFcC6Q
When you've watched it, create a new account and come back and talk to me about it.
Patriot (Amazon Prime)
First 4 episodes have been great, has a very Fargo feel to it.
7.6/10 so far, def keeps you wanting to see what comes next
Edit: just finished and man did it finish strong! That 50 second scene in ep 8 in front of the warehouse was one of the funniest yet tense scenes I have ever seen in film, absolutely brilliant. The writing and dialogue and general feeling of the show was so different than anything you'll see. The definition of a dark comedy/thriller
Solid 8.5/10 for me and I highly recommend at least watching the first 3 or so episodes to see what you think. You gotta be the type of person who enjoys a good dialogue, this is not an action thriller spy show. But rather a well crafted web of fucked up situations one after the other.
The soundtrack kicked ass too
If you are a fan of Fargo or any thing Coen brothers you'll love this.
> people are scared
I don't know about that. I'd say wary (which is not the same).
> understanding your enemies
This is where I disagree with you.
Exmormons aren't my enemies. They're my knuckledheaded brothers and sisters and I want them to be happy in or out of fellowship in the church. The reason the CES Letter bums me out is because it is designed to create and perpetuate emotional crisis and who wants that for anyone, you know?
So, if you really want to understand people, sit down with them in a real life context (no screens) and talk to them. But don't really talk to them. Ask them about their lives and then really listen to what they have to say. You'll get that pain, in spades. Also, take advantage of chances you have to serve (especially scary chances to serve). Everyone needs help. And if you don't want to do any of that, then look for better media. Seriously, the next time you have free time and want to read anti-Mormon literature, go to Amazon and watch the pilot episode of Patriot instead. Then let's talk about how rad it is.
People who reduce hyperbole to literalism miss the point - which is too bad because it can be a really effective tool for communicating complex ideas. Here are some examples:
>Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell..
>Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
>Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
> It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God
Christ to Herod Antipas (fox is not a nice epithet)
>Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.
from Isaiah (one of my favorites)
>O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.
from Paul (who was a literate man)
> Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
from the Psalmist -
>The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
The Savior explains his reasoning for speaking this way in DC 19
> Wherefore, I revoke not the judgments which I shall pass, but woes shall go forth, weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth, yea, to those who are found on my left hand. Nevertheless, it is not written that there shall be no end to this torment, but it is written endless torment. Again, it is written eternal damnation; <strong><em>wherefore it is more express than other scriptures, that it might work upon the hearts of the children of men, altogether for my name’s glory</em></strong>.
So I don't know friend, I doubt Marion Romney was speaking literally. In the LDS Church, we love sinners at least as much as we love ourselves.
EDIT: I was looking at your comment history - I have a suggestion for all that tension and anger that you've conflated with us for some reason. I'm speaking very literally here. The next time you feel the urge to come to r/latterdaysaints and troll us at the behest of rexmormon's agenda setters take a big old deep breath and remember - in that moment you are choosing to focus your anger on a bunch of people you've never met who've never done you any harm. Instead of acting on that hatred and negativity, do something else. I suggest you stream the first episode of Patriot - it is free. It is this show that Amazon released at the end of last month. I really want to see the second season, so I'm suggesting it to everyone. Patriot is this great send up of spy thrillers that very quickly evolves into a rumination of life, intransigent love, and masculinity that is probably my favorite thing I've watched in a long time. Give it a shot - then come back and let's talk about it, ok? I promise you, you'll feel better doing almost anything else than working out the aims of a hate group.
Patriot on Amazon Prime
It's quite good with depth & nuance. Your list suggests that you like immersion storytelling.
Patriot on Amazon Prime. Awesome show.
Unsolicited recommendation: Can y’all please watch and get the word out on the Amazon show called Patriot? It’s such an awesome and hilarious dark comedy series.
The Patriot. Only two seasons but easily my favorite show. I've watched it a few times now.
Truly amazing writing and acting - funny, sad, clever... loved every episode.
That reminds me of the depressed spy in https://www.amazon.com/Patriot/dp/B017APUY62 when he's recklessly riding his bicycle in traffic
Watch Patriot on Amazon Prime.
It’s a dark comedy about a spy who’s given up on life. Nevertheless, he still has to suck it up and infiltrate a piping company in Milwaukee to prevent an international crisis and potential nuclear war. LA times calls it best show you’ve probably never heard of.
You ever watch The Patriot on Amazon?
Here's the latest in terms of press and premiere's for my last few projects...
Shameless Season 7
Easy Season 1
Shrink Season 1